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‘If You Destroy Aravalli Forests, Delhi, Gurgaon Will Be Devastated’

‘If You Destroy Aravalli Forests, Delhi, Gurgaon Will Be Devastated’

The Mangar Bani is a sacred forest on the edge of Delhi, in Faridabad.  The Haryana government’s reluctance to classify tracts like these outside Gurgaon as Aravallis could endanger rare…

In A Poor Gujarat District, Infrastructure Cannot Compensate For Lack Of Jobs

In A Poor Gujarat District, Infrastructure Cannot Compensate For Lack Of Jobs

The neonatal intensive unit in Ahwa Civil Hospital has ten warmers and five attending nurses. Even though Dang district’s health infrastructure is better than in several other states, little emphasis…

2017 Deadliest Year For Cow-Related Hate Crime Since 2010, 86% Of Those Killed Muslim

2017 Deadliest Year For Cow-Related Hate Crime Since 2010, 86% Of Those Killed Muslim

  After the recent murder of a dairy trader by cow vigilantes on the Rajasthan-Haryana border, 11 deaths have been reported in 2017, the highest toll from cow-related hate crimes…

In 2016, NCRB Recorded 869 Communal Riots; Home Ministry Says 703

In 2016, NCRB Recorded 869 Communal Riots; Home Ministry Says 703

A view of a house that was destroyed in Atali village of Haryana’s Ballabgarh where communal riots broke in June 2015. The home ministry’s records of communal incidents/riots do not…

12 Years Of Shivraj Chauhan: Large Income Growth, But Infant Mortality Highest In Madhya Pradesh

12 Years Of Shivraj Chauhan: Large Income Growth, But Infant Mortality Highest In Madhya Pradesh

  In 2014-15, Madhya Pradesh (MP) was India’s fourth poorest state in terms of per capita income; it had the country’s highest infant mortality rate (51 infant deaths per 1,000…

In 10 Years To 2016, India Progressed On 1 Of 6 World Bank Governance Indicators

In 10 Years To 2016, India Progressed On 1 Of 6 World Bank Governance Indicators

  Except corruption, India’s position on the World Bank’s global governance indicators either worsened or remained unchanged in 10 years to 2016, according to World Bank data.   India improved…

2 Years To Swachh Bharat Mission Deadline, 62% Districts Still Report Open Defecation

2 Years To Swachh Bharat Mission Deadline, 62% Districts Still Report Open Defecation

  With less than two years remaining until the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) deadline, 62.5%, or 400 of India’s 640 districts are yet to be declared open-defecation free (ODF), according…